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Archbishop Listecki Responds to Legalization of Gay Marriage

MILWAUKEE – On Friday, June 26, 2015, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to legalize gay marriage. Below is a statement from Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki regarding the decision:

“Today is a sad day for the sacrament of marriage, when the United States Supreme Court redefines marriage to be something other than what God created.

Marriage is between one man and one woman. This decision doesn’t change the Catholic Church's teaching about the sanctity of this sacrament and the natural bond of marriage that is the very foundation of society.

We are a Church founded on the loving relationship of God and the Catholic Church upholds that every person is created in the image and likeness of God with immeasurable dignity and worth.

The Church opposes any and all harassment, violence and unjust treatment of any person, including those with same sex attraction.”     

"Hoy es un día triste para el sacramento del matrimonio, cuando la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos determinó que el matrimonio es algo distinto de lo que Dios creó.

El matrimonio es entre un hombre y una mujer. Esta decisión no cambia la enseñanza de la Iglesia Católica sobre la santidad de este sacramento y el vínculo natural del matrimonio que es la base de la sociedad.

Somos una Iglesia fundada en la relación amorosa de Dios y la Iglesia Católica sostiene que cada persona es creada a imagen y semejanza de Dios con una dignidad y valor incalculables.

La Iglesia se opone a toda forma de acoso, violencia y trato injusto en contra de cualquier persona, incluyendo los que tienen atracción hacia el mismo sexo."

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